VC Associate @ Shields Capital in Duxbury, MA

Shields Capital

Shields Capital is an entrepreneurial capital platform dedicated to launching, building, and scaling sustainable, next-generation healthcare companies in partnership with championship teams. Following the lead of our CEO Jack Shields, a 40+ year healthcare entrepreneur, our platform combines a hands-on operational approach to company building with long-term, flexible capital. We partner with our national network of healthcare enterprises to identify high-stakes problems and co-develop solutions we can grow into successful companies.

Our track record of de novo companies includes the nation’s leading specialty pharmacy integrator, New England’s largest outpatient imaging provider, a rapidly scaling Medicare Advantage payvider, and a cutting edge home-based care logistics platform. In addition to these homegrown businesses, we pursue long-term strategic and investment partnerships with like-minded early-stage entrepreneurs.

As Associate, Office of the CEO, you will…

  • Report to the Chief of Staff and play a cross-functional role to carry out the professional, philanthropic, and administrative priorities of our Founder & CEO Jack Shields
  • Serves as a trusted advisor to our CEO, leading meeting briefings and daily reports
  • Work with leadership to develop and execute on the strategy for Shields Capital, portfolio companies, and philanthropic pursuits of our CEO
  • Develop robust financial models and business plans for startups, investment opportunities, and non-profit pursuits
  • Conduct research and diligence to support our pipeline in partnership with our Studio and Investments team
  • Engage constituents across the Shields network including talent, health systems, and other organizations
  • Partner with our CEO to lead philanthropic passion projects, including both recurring and ad-hoc pursuits
  • Opportunistically support CEO’s asset allocation activities outside of the core Shields Capital mandate
  • Liaise with our legal, tax, finance and accounting partners on Shields Capital and portfolio company-related matters
  • Play a fractional operational role from time-to-time to help our portfolio companies accelerate

Who You Are

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience in investment banking or management consulting, having completed a robust training program
  • Strong, demonstrable interest in building a career in healthcare services
  • Excited about the intersection of investing and company building experience we offer, but willing to tackle any task no matter how big or small
  • An entrepreneur at heart driven by the opportunity helping to build multiple companies
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced but ambiguous environment
  • High degree of confidentiality and professionalism, instilling trust
  • Advanced finance and accounting skills, including financial modeling
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent and efficient communicator
  • Highly responsive with a 24/7 mentality
  • Diligent and attentive to detail
  • Comprehensive researcher with a “figure it out” approach
  • Organized, logic-oriented, and a self-starter